Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County in Northern California’s Bay Area. Home to Oracle, Electronic Arts and numerous other tech companies, Redwood City had a population just under 77,000 as of the 2010 census.
Redwood City is home to an obscene amount of parks, including Dolphin Park, Marlin Park, Mariner Park, Hawes Park, Hoover Park, Andrew Spinas Park, Dove Beeger Park and Jardin de Ninos Park. Redwood City’s Union Cemetery is California State Historical Landmark #816. Redwood City also boasts an Independence Day parade by the Peninsula Celebration Association, held annually since 1939.
Elementary and middle schools are operated by the Redwood City School District. Redwood City is also home to the Sequoia Union High School District and Canada (Community) College. Many Redwood City students also attend Woodside High School in nearby Woodside.
Notable residents of Redwood City include Julian Edelman, Chris Carter and Linda Cardellini. Ken Kesey spent some time in the San Mateo County jail in 1967 for possession of marijuana, and Sandra Day O’Connor began her legal career at the San Mateo County courthouse in Redwood City.
Redwood City’s largest employers include Oracle, Electronic Arts, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Hospital and Shutterfly.com, Inc. Sister cities include Colima, Colima (Mexico) Zhuhai, Guangdong (China), Annapolis (Maryland) and Aguililla, Michoacan (Mexico).
San Mateo Superior Courthouse is located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063.